I decided to follow the original plan and went for chine stringers. As this is the 16'' version, I thought it adds stability. Also I found it easier to match the planks with the bottom: The chine stringers actually cover potential lacks of accuracy where the planks meet the bottom as the chine overlaps both the bottom as well as the planks.
|The bottom before cutting it out - made from 13 mm American White Ash. Nice scarfing exercise, as the lumber was 3 meters only.|
|Here is a pic from a later stage from the other side. I think it is a good idea to build in those "Ash wedges" at this stage. That way, they are implemented into the hull structure in an optimal way.|
|Finally closing it all up...|
|I decided to do a more thorough photo-documentation few weeks after the initial steps - therefore, there is no footage from inserting the Whiskey plank unfortunately (neither from the celebration :-)|